(CLOSED) Disney's WILDERNESS LODGE and VILLAS INFORMATION THREAD ~11/13 - 6/14~

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  1. mickeynut1

    mickeynut1 DIS Veteran

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    Happy New Year to you too KOOK :wizard:. Glad you had a great trip. Can't wait to read your TR :goodvibes.
     
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  3. Mousemommy1

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    Yessssss, can't wait to hear all about your trip. I'm sure it was absolutely dreadful and won't make me want to stay at WL CL again, at all. ;)
     
  4. LB1122

    LB1122 Life's full of tough choices...Disney is not one o

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    Love seeing this tree in photos now that I have had to leave it behind. Happy New Year all. If you are planning right now WL is number one on our family list now. We had such an amazing - amazing trip.
     
  5. StewHouTx

    StewHouTx Earning My Ears

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    Happy New Year all! I know it's only the 1st, but how soon into a new month does the WL activities calendar/movie schedule come out and get posted? We've got a little over 3 weeks, so no hurry of course...but I'm sure you all know how any bit of added anticipation is great so we can't wait to see what will be happening during our WL stay later this month!
     
  6. WDWKOOK

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    Welcome to the thread and happy 2014 to you! The calendar hyperlink is at the top of Post #2, but the new month's calendar usually takes 2-3 days into the month before it's posted.
     
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    Sooooo happy your Christmas wishes were as magical as you hoped.
    Maybe next year..... Just maybe.... :scratchin .pixiedust:
     
  8. nimbuscat

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    Can't wait to read your TR, Kook!

    We leave in 48 hours and I STILL haven't packed a thing. ::faints:: As soon as this rose parade is off, I'm on it!
     
  9. StewHouTx

    StewHouTx Earning My Ears

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    Thanks for the welcome and the info, appreciate it very much!
     
  10. crostorfer

    crostorfer Gryffindor Gal

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    Has anyone rented bikes and done the ride from the WL to Ft. Wilderness? We're going during Spring Break with Dr. Jekyll in tow, and with the new limitations for the fastpasses we'll be spending less time in the parks. I need ideas for fun things to do during the day. Is the bike/jogging path flat the whole way?
     
  11. Momof2Disneyboys

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    Happy New Year!! :cool1:

    Can't believe we will be at WDW and the WL THIS MONTH!!!! :woohoo:
     
  12. WDWKOOK

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    We rented bikes on Sunday and it was lots of fun! The CM was very kind and only charged us for a half hour and also applied our AP discount which is 30% off all recreation, so the final cost for 3 bikes was under $10.

    We love riding and running over to FW. It was especially nice to see all the festive decorations. Our route is the concrete trail (which is flat) that runs from the bike rental/marina, past VWL, across the service road and over to the ponies near Pioneer Hall. Once you get to the ponies, the trail is wood chips for a very short time until you meet up with the sidewalk next to the bus stop. The sidewalk ends shortly and you'll have to cross over the road to the other side where it continues. The path goes past the Meadows Pool and loops around to the right and back to the ponies. We did this twice and on our third time we crossed over to the other side of the road instead of looping around to the right. There is a nice sidewalk that takes you to the front of the resort and the stables where they offer horseback riding. We rode back from the stables to the ponies and back down the path to WL and the marina. This took about 45 minutes non-stop.
     
  13. TheLodgeLady

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    Happy New Year!! Nice photo.

    So glad we got to see it in person this year :goodvibes
     
  14. Tinkerbellsmomma

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    I'll be there the 18-26!
     
  15. hstrickland

    hstrickland Way Down South...

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    Happy New Year to all! Time to make my way over to this thread since our trip is set in stone (I think;)) Beautiful picture Candance (Mousemommy)! It's even better in person, isn't it?! Thanks Kook for the info on the bike/running path. Going to rent bikes while at FW - or at least DS and I will. Not sure my younger ones could make it that far - FW to WL). Did you mention a TR is in your near future???? :teeth: Want to read all about your club level escapades, for sure.

    Heather:goodvibes
     
  16. Mousemommy1

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    Hey Heather!!!! :wave2:

    The picture is all kook. I don't have those sweet photographic skills like you. :blush:

    Nice to "see" you in the non summer months! :cool1:

    Can't wait to read Kooks TR! :hyper:

    What are the deets on your next trip?!?!
     
  17. Tinkerbellsmomma

    Tinkerbellsmomma Mouseketeer

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    What is a good room scent plug in to bring to WL to remember when I'm home?
     
  18. hstrickland

    hstrickland Way Down South...

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    Well, so it is! :laughing: Not sure how I missed that. Nice picture Kook :teeth:

    School starts again Monday :upsidedow but at least grad school is over FOREVER. Now I have more time to peruse the Boards.

    My dates are June 3-14. We leave on Tuesday, June 3rd and head to FW cabins - one of my favorite places to do nothing :thumbsup2. Hubby is coming down on Friday. Then on the 7th we venture over to the WL. Looking forward to trying out their CL and the "new" rooms. When we were there last, the bedding was that dark green and kind of dated.

    Now back to the UCF game ;)
     
  19. Mousemommy1

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    Congrats on finishing grad school!!!! :cool1:

    How exciting for WL CL! I know you love FW as well. Sounds like a great trip!

    Hope your team won!!!

    I am going back to work today for the 1st time since December 20th. It has been a nice break, but now I have to go back and we are getting slammed with snow....:rolleyes2

    No school today, so DH is home with the kids, and I need to go brave the elements....
     
  20. WDWKOOK

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    VWL will be undergoing a hard goods rehab starting this month, (I posted photos last month). I didn't get exact dates, but was told the rehab is slated to begin this month and will probably be completed in March. Here are additional details from AllEars and DVCNews:

    During a scheduled hard goods refurbishment in 2014, Deluxe Studio rooms at the Villas at Disney's Wilderness Lodge will be modified to sleep up to five guests. DVC reps could not confirm the exact makeup of the "fifth sleeper" option, but space limitations suggest a Murphy Bed similar to the Grand Floridian. In recent years, Disney Vacation Club has added twin-size sleeper chairs to many One and Two Bedroom villas. This particular addition is not planned for the Wilderness Lodge. After completion of the refurbishment, plans currently call for Deluxe Studio villas to sleep five guests while larger One Bedroom villas will only sleep four. "Hard goods refurbishment" is the term Disney uses to describe its most comprehensive room renovations. Nearly all aspects of the room are replaced or refinished including furniture, fixtures, appliances, linens, flooring, wallcoverings and more. The refurbishment of the Villas at Disney's Wilderness Lodge will commence in 2014, although an exact start date has not yet been provided.

    http://dvcnews.com/index.php/resort...re-deluxe-studios-will-soon-sleep-five-guests
     
  21. TheLodgeLady

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    It is hard getting back into the swing of things after being out of work a while. Hope your days goes by quickly.

    Keep safe with the snow. We have dense fog today and going to work at 6am was not fun. Be safe.
     
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